James Oliver is a transdisciplinary academic with over 20 years of research and teaching experience. The foundations of his research and training are in the social sciences, and his expertise in creative practice is in the methodological considerations of a practice-as-research paradigm. His approach often incorporates ethnographic reflection on social and spatial practices in art, design, performance and film. His wider research interests range across de-colonial practices, public pedagogies and co-producing knowledge. He has also worked in the public sector as an arts development officer and parliamentary speech writer.